Zoning Permits

Please complete the Zoning Permit Application (PDF) for fences, retaining walls, accessory buildings under 200 square feet, walkways, and any other project that is subject to setbacks.

Accessory Buildings (Less Than 200 Square Feet)


A zoning permit is required for accessory buildings under 200 square feet.

Keep in mind:
  • A permit is required to put up an accessory building.
  • building permit is required for accessory buildings over 200 square feet.

Fence


All fences must follow City Ordinance Section 150.070 and a zoning permit is required. The fence must be located entirely on the home owner's property.

Patio


A zoning permit is required to install a patio to verify setbacks and impervious coverage.


Keep in mind:
  • A permit is required to install a new patio as well as replacing an existing patio.

Retaining Walls


For walls under four feet a zoning permit is required to verify the property lines.

Keep in mind:
  • A permit is required to install a new retaining wall as well as replacing an existing wall.
  • If the wall is over four feet in height a building permit is required.

Walkways


A walkway is defined as-A hard-surfaced path (consisting of pavement, rock, stone, brick or pavers) located on private property for the purpose of providing internal access to occupants or visitors to the uses on or adjacent to the property. A Walkway shall be no greater than three (3) feet in width. Any surfaced area greater than three (3) feet in width shall be considered a “Patio”.

A zoning permit is required for walkways to verify setbacks and impervious coverage.

Keep in mind:

 Tips for Locating Corner Irons


  • Renting a metal detector can give you an indication of an iron location before you start digging
  • You may not be able to find one or more of your property irons. Sometimes irons are dug up when utility work, street construction or similar activity has taken place near your property corners.
  • If an adjacent neighbor has recently done construction, they likely had to locate their irons and may be able to show you where they found a shared iron(s).
  • Utility poles, hedges, a sidewalk edge, or a neighbor's fence are not definite indicators of a property line location.
  • Before doing any digging, you should call Gopher State at 651-454-0002 to locate any utilities.